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(Τεμέση/Temésē). City in Bruttium (Bruttii), in the Roman period Tempsa (Str. 6,1,5; Plin. HN 3,72); its location is uncertain, but it was somewhere in the valley of the Sabutus (modern Savuto). T. was founded by the Ausones; these were followed by the Aetolians under Thoas [3], then the Bruttii. In 194 BC a Roman colonia (Str. loc.cit.; Liv. 34,45) was established. Followers of Spartacus used T. as a base (Cic. Verr. 2,5,39-41). Near T., there was a heroon to Polites [2] (cf. Paus. 6,6,4-10). Copper mines at T. had already been exhausted by the earliest tim…

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Muggia, Anna (Pavia), “Temesa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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